HNTB Corporation Announces Two New Division Presidents

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Steven McElligott and Michael Inabinet will lead the firm’s Northeast and Southeast divisions, respectively.

Steve and Mike believe in the firm’s best business practices to deliver quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction.

HNTB Corporation has named Steven McElligott, PE, and Michael Inabinet, PE, presidents respectively of the Northeast and Southeast divisions of the firm’s infrastructure business unit. McElligott will oversee more than 720 HNTB professionals in 12 office locations and their work on complex infrastructure projects across 10 states. In his role with the Southeast Division, Inabinet will lead more than 645 professionals in 13 offices across eight states and the District of Columbia.

“Having personally worked with these individuals, I know their strengths firsthand and am confident of their leadership abilities and unwavering commitment to providing value to our clients,” said Rob Slimp, PE, HNTB Infrastructure CEO. “Steve and Mike believe in the firm’s best business practices to deliver quality work, on time, on budget and to the client’s satisfaction.”

McElligott, Northeast Division president, is based in the firm’s Boston office and has more than two decades of industry experience, having worked with major transportation and transit clients in the Northeast and throughout the firm. He has held a number of leadership positions within HNTB, from project manager and department manager, to office sales, operations and office leader of the Chelmsford, Mass., office, a cornerstone of the firm’s rail systems design expertise. He most recently served as Northeast Division sales officer.

He is an active member of several industry associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Transportation Association, where he serves as co-chair of the APTA/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Subcommittee on Overhead Contact Systems Supporting Structures for Rail Transit. McElligott has a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.

Inabinet, Southeast Division president, has served as the firm’s mid-Atlantic district leader for the last three years, and has nearly 20 years of professional engineering experience in transportation-related programs. He has led project teams on a full spectrum of client services on large and complex programs, including highway and bridge projects for the Virginia and District of Columbia departments of transportation.

Having begun his career with HNTB in 2005 in Austin, Texas, as a project manager, Inabinet has progressed through a number of leadership and operational roles in the firm’s Austin, San Antonio and Arlington, Va., offices. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and is based in the firm’s Arlington office.

HNTB has helped shape the infrastructure of the eastern United States for many decades, having opened its first northeast office in New York City in 1922 and in Miami, its first southeast office, in 1954. Major current projects in the two divisions include serving as the New York State Thruway Authority owner’s engineer for the New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee; designer of the new Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, N.H.; program manager for the 11th Street Bridge project as part of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative in Washington, D.C.; construction-engineering inspector for the I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project in Broward County, Fla.; and the designer of the reconstruction of the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With nearly a century of service, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program delivery and construction management. For more information, visit

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